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Australia’s Labour Hire Industry Faces Challenges
Business
Friday July 28 2017

Australia’s Labour Hire Industry Faces Challenges

Australia’s labour hire industry fulfills a crucial need in the marketplace, linking willing workers with firms that need them. According to the the Australian Bureau of Statistics,...

Turnbull Buries 457 Visas
Business
Wednesday April 19 2017

Turnbull Buries 457 Visas

Australia’s 457 skilled worker visa program is set to be abolished following moves on the part of the Turnbull government to dump the program in favour...

Miners Not Worried About 457 Visa Changes
Mining
Wednesday April 19 2017

Miners Not Worried About 457 Visa Changes

Australia's mining industry does not oppose the Turnbull government's decision to scrap the 457 visa program but wants to be able to easily bring in temporary...

Labour Wants Tighter 457 Visa Rules
Business
Friday November 18 2016

Labour Wants Tighter 457 Visa Rules

More rigorous requirements with regard to 457 visas would apply under a proposed crackdown if Labour were elected to office, opposition leader Bill Shorten says.

CEDA Report Critical of 457 Visas
Business
Monday November 14 2016

CEDA Report Critical of 457 Visas

The 457 visa temporary migration program was singled out for being poorly regulated and allowing employers to import and exploit large pools of unskilled workers, with...

Labor to Tighten Foreign Worker and Labour Hire Rules
Business
Wednesday June 29 2016

Labor to Tighten Foreign Worker and Labour Hire Rules

Employers in construction and other sectors throughout Australia who seek to hire foreign workers will be subject to more stringent requirements regarding labour market testing whilst...

Builders Voice Caution on China Free Trade Deal
Business
Thursday September 3 2015

Builders Voice Caution on China Free Trade Deal

The peak body for the building industry has sought assurances the skills of foreign workers will be properly checked before entering Australia under the China free...

Engineers Self Regulate to Protect Against Foreign Workers
Business
Wednesday July 22 2015

Engineers Self Regulate to Protect Against Foreign Workers

As a wave of foreign workers continues to flood into local markets, the engineering profession in Australia is moving to set up a registration scheme which...

Migrant Workers Report Being Threatened if They Join a Union
Business
Thursday May 14 2015

Migrant Workers Report Being Threatened if They Join a Union

A large construction company is accused of stopping at least 11 Melbourne-based skilled migrants from joining a union.